18ct yellow gold 'bumper' automatic chronometer wristwatch. Made 1955

18ct yellow gold 'bumper' automatic chronometer wristwatch. Made 1955

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  • Brand: OMEGA 
  • Year: 1955
  • Model: Dress watch
  • Reference: N/A
  • Calibre: 354
  • Movement: Automatic bumper
  • Material: 18ct yellow gold 
  • Features/complications: Bumper automatic and hooded Lugs
  • Dial: Off-white dial featuring applied mirror polished hour indices with Arabic quarters, inner minute track with gold sward shaped hands and centre seconds
  • Case dimensions: 34mm
  • Bracelet/strap: Leather strap
  • Accessories: Extract from the Archives
  • SKU: 02422


Introduced in 1943, the bumper movement is a self-winding automatic movement. Unlike other variations of an automatic movement where the rotor rotates a full 360 degrees, the bumper movement moves back and forth around 120 degrees. OMEGA found this to be the most effective, due to the rotor ‘bumping’ off a pair of springs on opposite sides of the watch, although not exclusive to the manufacturer.